Lord Clark of Windermere

Former MP


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  • Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support)(Amendment) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Regret 27 Apr 2017

    My Lords, I have listened very carefully to the Minister. I wanted to be persuaded; I am not persuaded. I believe that the Government are taking a big risk. They have gambled before. It may not be known, but in 2011, 2012 and 2013, they reduced the number of nurses in training because they thought we had sufficient. As a result, several thousand nurses were short-trained in those three years,...
  • Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support)(Amendment) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Regret 27 Apr 2017

    My Lords, it is particularly appropriate that the final debate of the Parliament in this House is on a matter of such concern to the British people: our National Health Service. If there is one group of people who always top the approval ratings among the British people, it is nurses. I will not say where we politicians are. It is widely accepted that the National Health Service provides real...
  • Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support)(Amendment) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Regret 27 Apr 2017

    As I understand the question, anyone accepted on to the course got a bursary—so they all got the bursary. I am pretty sure that I am right on that. But the point I was making about the course being different was not only that it is more intensive and about working on the job—the course is also longer. The average course length at universities for nursing, midwives and allied...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 2 July 2001

Previously MP for South Shields until 14 May 2001 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for South Shields, 1979-2001 and for Colne Valley, 1970-74. Opposition spokesman on agriculture and food, 1972-74, on Defence, 1980-81, on environment, 1981-87; food, agriculture and rural affairs, 1987-92; defence, disarmament and arms control, 1992-97; Chancellor, Duchy of Lancaster, 1997-98. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Also represented South Shields; Colne Valley

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (3 Dec 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (4 Jul 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Cabinet Office (3 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (3 May 1997 to 1 Jul 1998)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (11 Apr 1992 to 1 May 1997)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (15 Jun 1987 to 10 Apr 1992)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jul 1986 to 11 Jun 1987)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jul 1981 to 1 Jul 1986)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

1. Remunerated directorships
Homeowners Friendly Society.
Thales UK PLC (formerly Thomson-CSF PLC) (non-executive); electronics and systems.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Adviser to British Retail Consortium for parliamentary services as part of a wider agreement. (£5,001-£10,000)

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